Here we are in our Reno house! Christmas is fast approaching & I just finished this last night - it is the last of the stitched gifts. Yay!! It still needs a few beads,but if I can't get them in time it will be fine without the beads. This will be a top for a brown Betsy Box.
This is a Rainbow Gallery freebie by June Moes, called "Peach and Blue". Well, I changed everything! Not just the colors this time. I used Leventine Blue canvas (instead of white) and changed all the threads & colors, AND "adjusted" a few of the stitches! But I was able to stitch this completely from stash!
I used 2 Watercolours 018 and 189 (instead of Bravo), Frosty Rays Y045 (instead of Flair), #8 perle 3560 & 807(instead of Pebbly Perle), and #8 Kreinik 273 which wasn't called for at all. Because my threads are mostly heavier than those that were called for, I had to make some adjustments to some of the stitches. The biggest change was to the outer border, The design called for alternating the Scotch stitches with a cross stitch variation. I didn't care for the way it looked, so I just did alternating Scotches instead. I really like the way it looks that way!